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nterested in learning more about the history of medicine or health care? Ever wonder what remedies were used long ago to treat ailments? Subscribe to the Treasures of the P.I. Nixon blog and learn the fascinating truths about the history of the health sciences.  Last month’s post, Not Just Another Putti Face, features the mischievous, wingless toddler boys that pop up in art and illustration. Look closely inside our 1543 copy of Vesalius’ de Fabrica and you will find putti performing some quite gruesome tasks; the capital letter “I”, for example, depicts putti robbing a fresh grave by candlelight.

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